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The 991.2 Porsche 911 GT3R racer has ongoing the legacy of Porsche’s phenomenal lineage of street-automobile-based grand touring devices in good winning manner. When 911 race vehicles have unquestionably expert a series of dominant finishes in the previous, it has ordinarily been a tale of power in figures and reliability in the deal with of adversity. With the 991.2 era example, even so, Porsche has picked quite couple of customer teams to do the job with, but has picked some of the most effective groups, drivers, and crew that could quite possibly be questioned for. In actuality, in IMSA levels of competition, the 991.2 GT3R at the moment only has one team in GTD Pro and an additional in GTD to uphold its winning document. That just one of them is the all-dominant Pfaff Motorsports, and the other is Ohio’s individual historic group Wright Motorsports, proves just how potent this lineup is.
And gain is exactly what this automobile has completed in excess of the training course of its a few seasons in IMSA opposition. Since the commence of the 2019 period the 911 GT3R has amassed fourteen victories on monitor and 9 championship titles, an remarkable quantity. In 2019 it was Pfaff grabbing the WeatherTech Sprint Cup Driver Title with Zacharie Robichon, and as a consequence of his initiatives Porsche received the manufacturer’s crown for the Dash Cup as very well. Which is two in the car’s debut year. 2020 was a bizarre year for more points than Porsche race vehicles, since none of the championships fell their way that calendar year, even with best attempts that observed them just a handful of factors shy of much more than a single. 2021 turned points around, however, as Pfaff took residence the Driver, Staff, and Maker GTD titles last 12 months, whilst Wright won the Driver, Workforce, and Company titles in the Endurance Championship rounds. Racer Rob Ferriol drove a Porsche to the Bob Akin Award title, which is a trophy for most points scored as a Bronze-rated driver.
As it stands in 2022, Porsche and the 911 GT3 R is heading to incorporate pretty a couple far more championships to its tally. The Pfaff workforce is well on its way to scoring Driver, Group, and Manufacturer GTD Professional titles in 2022, owning received 5 rounds of the period so significantly, and podiumed in 3 added events. Pfaff, extra or much less, only has to display up and start off the Petit Le Mans round next month in purchase to bring individuals championships dwelling. There is also an exterior possibility that the Wright group could rebound to win the stamina race at Road Atlanta to take house the GTD championship, but it’s likely to indicate a ton a lot more focus and work from the group in the coming weeks. Both way, it is very considerably guaranteed the 991.2-technology GT3R will go down in record as just one of Porsche’s most effective.
To make factors all the much better, Pfaff have been employing the similar exact vehicle for each and every race it has entered given that 2019. Four seasons of expert motorsport on the same chassis is virtually unheard of. And to think that a auto with just about 35,000 miles on it at the finish of its racing life is set to get however one more championship this calendar year. It is pretty much unfathomable in present day motorsport.
“Our 991.2 GT3 R, chassis 05, has been a quite exclusive car for us as we experienced just about all of our ‘firsts’ in IMSA with it,” reflected Steve Bortolotti, Pfaff Motorsports Staff Manager. “I was under no circumstances a single to have an emotional attachment to inanimate objects, even so, I am proud to know that we will be hanging on to this motor vehicle for the foreseeable upcoming. The pedigree it has amassed is amazing, and I’m very pleased of the task equally our personnel and Porsche have completed to keep a chassis with around 55,000 racing kilometers (34, 175 miles) on it however functioning in suggestion-top rated shape at the sharp conclusion of an exceptionally aggressive area. With any luck , we can mail it off with a twelfth IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory.”
Goodbye and farewell, pricey buddy. We just can’t hold out to meet your successor, the 992 GT3 R can make its mark on IMSA competition next year!
History of the “Plaid Porsche” Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R
Overall race wins: 11
Full pole positions: 5
2019. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champions, GTD course.
Lime Rock Park. Earn
Road The us. Gain
VIRginia Worldwide Raceway. Class Pole Place.
2020. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champions, GTD class.
Limited agenda because of to Covid restrictions. No race wins.
Rolex 24 At Daytona. Course Pole Position.
2021. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champions, GTD course.
12 Hrs of Sebring. Get
Road The united states. Win
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Earn
VIRginia International Raceway. Gain
2022. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champions, GTD Pro course.
Rolex 24 at Daytona. Win
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Get and Class Pole Position.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) Gain and Class Pole Position.
Lime Rock Park. Gain (total) and Pole Placement (general).
VIRginia International Raceway. Acquire (total).
History of the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R
Complete race wins: 3
Overall pole positions: 3
2020. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champions, GTD class.
12 Several hours of Sebring. Win and Course Pole Placement.
2021. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champions, GTD class.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Course Pole Place.
2022. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champions, GTD course.
Rolex 24 at Daytona. Win.
12 Hrs of Sebring. Course Pole Position.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Get.